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Professional Accountancy, MPAcc

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, CO,
The Master of Professional Accountancy from the Metropolitan State University of Denver offers an accelerated road to an advanced accounting degree with emphases in these high-demand areas: Public Accounting, Fraud Examination and Forensics Accounting, Internal Auditing and Taxations.


The Master of Professional Accountancy from the Metropolitan State University of Denver not only gives you the educational requirements you need to sit for Colorado’s CPA exam, but it also provides a forum in which to develop expertise, hone your critical thinking abilities and enhance your communication skills. Courses in the M.P.Acc. program are research based, writing intensive and leadership and teamwork oriented. Plus, you can build on your education by participating in a service-learning course or professional internship.

MSU Denver’s rigorous graduate-level curriculum is designed to prepare you for the intense, demanding requirements and expectations of the accounting profession.

Career prospects

You can take your graduate Professional Accountancy degree from MSU Denver into a variety of careers in public accounting, business and industry, government, nonprofits, higher education, healthcare, aerospace and more.

Many of our graduates parlay their degrees into leadership positions as controllers, accounting and finance directors, vice presidents or use their in-depth accounting backgrounds to start businesses of their own.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Ethics, Professionalism and Leadership
  • Communication and Accounting Research
  • Fraud Awareness
  • Accounting Theory
  • Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
  • Small Business Consulting and Accounting
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


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              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            Academic Requirements

            General Requirements

            • Application fee of $50.
            • Submit transcripts
            • International documents: Financial support documents, current visa and passport, i-94, current i-20.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              809 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 809 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              260 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 260 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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            Living costs for Denver

            • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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